I agree on the Rabies, but not on the FVRCP. Of course a cat that is sick at the moment, shouldn't be vaccinated (no vet will do that), but my vet told me that healthy cats (even Felv+ with no problems at that moment) should be vaccinated annualy. Rather prevent a infection then a Felv+ cat that cannot fight the infection.
2010/12/8 Natalie <at...@optonline.net> > According to my vet, cats with compromised immune systems should NOT be > vaccinated; he also refuses to vaccinate cats that are sick and/or running > a > fever....Since the FVRCP should last a lifetime, and rabies cannot be > brought into the house, I would seriously think about not doing it. > If a cat doesn't go outside, even if the state requires rabies vaccines, > you > don't have to do it (they don't knoow that you have a cat) - unless you > operate a rescue facility as I do. > -----Original Message----- > From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org > [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Peggy Verdonck > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 2:04 PM > To: email@example.com > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Question About Integrating Positive and Negative > Cats > > Rabies is not necessary on indoor cats, but it's required by law in your > state. > > I would get a second opinion on vaccinating your cats on a regular basis, > other then rabies, because even you can bring in a disease that can make > your cat sick. Especially cats who are Felv + need their yearly booster to > prevent them from getting sick. They might not be able to fight a simple > infection, because of their weak immune system. > > > > > > 2010/12/8 Stephanie (Merkel) Sherry <steph.she...@yahoo.com> > > > Thanks Everyone. I am lucky in that my vets have never recommended over > > vaccinating. Other than rabies, which is required yearly by law in our > > state, > > we have never done additional vaccinating on my cats (current and prior) > as > > they > > are indoor cats only. It's part of the struggle with figuring out what > to > > do. > > > > > > Separately, Magic had a watery eye this morning that she wasn't opening > as > > much > > as the other one. So we need to keep a watch on that for her as I've > also > > heard > > treating her symptoms early is key to her quality of life. > > > > Thanks again. > > Stephanie > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Felvtalk mailing list > > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org